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toponym

[top-uh-nim] /ˈtɒp ə nɪm/
noun
1.
a place name.
2.
a name derived from the name of a place.
Origin of toponym
1890-1895
1890-95; top- + -onym, or by back formation from toponomy
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British Dictionary definitions for toponym

toponym

/ˈtɒpənɪm/
noun
1.
the name of a place
2.
any name derived from a place name
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Word Origin and History for toponym
n.

1939, from comb. form of Greek topos "place" (see topos) + -onym "name" (see name (n.)). Toponymy "study of place names" is from 1876.

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